Sunday, March 08, 2009

Mar 2009 Keynote talk ruSMART 2009 St.Petersburg, Russia

I've been invited to present a keynote talk at the 2nd Conference on Smart Spaces ruSMART 2009 to be held from the September 15-16, 2009 in St.Petersburg, Russia. This event is co-located with The 9th International Conference on Next Generation Wired/Wireless Advanced Networking NEW2AN 2009. The topic of my talk is Ubiquitous computing User Interfaces, next generation effects and challenges.

Keynote “Ubiquitous computing User Interfaces (UUI)”, Dr. Aaron J. Quigley (University College Dublin, Ireland)


The user interface represents the point of contact between a computer system and a human, both in terms of input to the system and output from the system. Ubiquitous Computing or UbiComp consists of hardware, software, systems and services which act as the computational edifice around which we need to build our user interfaces to afford natural or “invisible” interaction styles. This is driven by the evolution from the notion of a computer as a single device, to the notion of a computing space comprising personal and peripheral computing elements and services all connected and communicating as required. This presentation discusses research and developments in the realisation of User Interfaces for UbiComp and in particular Smart Spaces. Examples are drawn from research and development groups around the world who are exploring mobile and embedded devices in almost every type of physical artefact including cars, toys, tools, homes, appliances, clothing and work surfaces.

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Aaron Quigley said...

Call for papers:

The 2nd Conference on Smart Spaces ruSMART 2009

September 15-16, 2009
St.Petersburg, Russia

co-located with

The 9th International Conference on Next Generation Wired/Wireless
Advanced Networking
NEW2AN 2009


About the Conference

Recent advances in the field of wireless networks have moved them beyond
their traditional areas of application to a much broader scope. They
form a space where users can access a number of wireless technologies to
interact with various services. Similarly, existent and future services
form a space providing an unlimited set of possibilities ranging from
browsing to interactive video conversations. All these layers form a
smart environment that can harmonize a number of technologies at each
architectural layer to provide the best user experience.

This conference will explore and explain the scope and challenges of
smart spaces. In this regard, the conference aims to bring together
research professionals from diverse fields including but not limited to
wireless communication, ubiquitous networks, software development,
multimedia, services, and business in both academia and industry.

The 2nd Conference on Smart Spaces ruSMART 2009 will take place on
September 15 - 16, 2009. It will be co-located with the 9th
International Conference Next Generation Wired/Wireless Advanced
Networking NEW2AN 2009. ruSMART proceedings will be published by
Springer LNCS in joint volume (approved).

The ruSMART 2009 will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia - the meeting
point of East and West. Through its stunning architecture and wonderful
art galleries and museums, among a number of other attractions, the
wealth of history of East and West can be seen and felt in this
beautiful city.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Wireless technologies for smart spaces
- Heterogeneous communication technologies for smart spaces
- Personal and body networks, wearable computing
- Distributed and pervasive services
- Service discovery and composition in smart environments
- Convergence of technologies for smart space
- Smart environments for home, city, office, shop, persons, transport,
car, hospital, etc
- Business models for smart spaces
- Social, and economic aspects and problems of smart space
- Architecture and platforms for smart space
- Tools for modeling smart spaces
- Smart Logistics
- Heterogeneous sensor information fusion in smart space
- Decision fusion in smart spaces
- Ubiquitous computing and ubiquitous communication within smart space
and with external environment
- Intelligent multi-modal user interface and impact of combined use of
various human-computer interface modalities
- Smart space and ambient intelligence
- Learning technologies in smart spaces

Paper submission

The authors are encouraged to submit full papers describing original,
previously unpublished, complete research, not currently under review
by another conference or journal, addressing state-of-the-art research
and development in all areas of computer networking and data
communications. All papers will be reviewed and accepted papers will
appear in the conference proceedings, published by Springer-Verlag in
the LNCS series. Papers must be submitted electronically in the
conference site. The maximum size of papers should be 5000 words
including tables and figures. Please adhere to the formatting standard
for a 12-page manuscript of Springer-Verlag LNCS. The cover page must
contain an abstract of about 150 words, 3-5 keywords, name and
affiliation of author(s) as well as the corresponding author's e-mail
and postal address. Selected best papers will appear in a journal
special issue.

Important dates

Paper registration April 14, 2009
Paper submission April 21, 2009
Notification of acceptance May 26, 2009
Camera ready version June 09, 2009

For further and up-to-date information please visit official web page of
the Conference